Tag: Research

What Makes A Baby High Need?

What Makes A Baby High Need?

11:08 am |

This is a question that many parents of high need babies struggle with. They want to understand why their child is so fussy, discontent and unpredictable. They think that if they can pin down the cause, it will somehow make life more manageable. I think this is a natural tendency, and is just part of […]

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New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

5:14 pm |

According to new research out of Flinders University in Australia, the cry it out (CIO) method of sleep training does not lead to emotional problems or attachment issues in babies. Researchers worked with 43 sets of parents of infants between the ages of 6 and 16 months. Infants were divided between three groups: One group […]

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3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3:28 pm |

In a recent survey, I asked parents of high need babies about sleep. Based on what I’ve heard from parents over the past nine years of running this site, I felt quite confident in being able to predict what they were going to say: that their high need baby had troubles falling asleep, staying asleep […]

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The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

[ 2 ] 3:00 pm |

Do you ever wonder if you caused your baby’s fussiness or high need behaviours? If so, you’re not alone. When you see other people’s babies sitting contentedly in the stroller, or sleeping through the night, or just generally being a joy to have around, it’s hard not to feel like you’re doing something wrong. But […]

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

[ 23 ] 10:48 pm |

A common theme among parents who frequent this site and my Facebook page is that family and friends just don’t ‘get’ what it’s like having a fussy baby. They may assume the baby’s parents are overreacting to normal baby behaviour, or that the baby’s excessive crying and fussiness is the result of poor or misguided parenting […]

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Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

[ 4 ] 4:29 pm |

It it possible to have all-day colic? If not, why does my baby cry all day? Prior to having kids, you might have imagined parenthood something like this:  You bring your baby home from the hospital, still slightly hungover on adrenaline and hormones, and prepare for your new life together. You already know babies cry […]

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Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

[ 5 ] 4:20 pm |

The past year and a half haven’t been easy for us. As some of you will know, our daughter was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy last year, and since then we’ve been on the roller coaster of finding the right dose of medicine, of trying to find ways to help her get the sleep she […]

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Do High Need Babies Turn into High Need Kids?

Do High Need Babies Turn into High Need Kids?

[ 7 ] 2:07 pm |

  Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether your spirited, high need or ‘difficult’ baby will outgrow this behaviour later in life? Well one of our moms recently passed on this article to me, and I know many of you will appreciate it. Click here to read Difficult Babies Can Turn into Super Kids. Keep […]

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When Do High Need Babies Get Easier?

When Do High Need Babies Get Easier?

[ 50 ] 10:27 am |

Unfortunately there’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question, but there are some definite patterns. I know when your baby is up yet again partying at 3am, or your toddler is having his 3rd (or 5th, or 10th) tantrum of the day, you need some good news to hold onto. So I thought […]

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Does H. Pylori Bacteria Cause Colic?

Does H. Pylori Bacteria Cause Colic?

[ 0 ] 9:23 am |

New research suggests a possible link. A small study conducted in rural Gizan, Saudi Arabia, tested 55 patients with infant colic. Of the 55 infants, who were between the ages of 2 weeks and 4 months, 45 (almost 82%) tested positive for H. Pylori. In case you’ve never had the misfortune of being personally affected […]

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